My Kool-Aid shawl was finished nearly three weeks ago. After not being completely satisfied with the pictures I took, Houston was hit with nearly two weeks of rain (not entirely uncommon here), but I finally took some additional pictures this week.
As mentioned here, where I was referring to the shawl as "Fruition", the pattern is Waves of Leaves, a free pattern from Malcolm and Marcus. There are only 119 projects on Ravelry, which is surprising to me. The pattern is straightforward and is a great choice for highly variegated yarn.
I used a size 4 circular needle and the full skein of my hand-painted Kool-Aid yarn, approximately 460 yards. When I started the pattern, I inadvertently assumed the \ decrease to be SSK (slip slip Knit), so I continued this decrease in the same manner for the remainder, to keep things uniform. I'm not sure it made much of a difference, but that was my only (accidental) modification.
No, scratch that. I lied. Like an idiot, I kept knitting five rows too long on the third repeat of the main chart. After finishing that row, row 16, I switched to the border lace, and it didn't seem to matter. It's nice when a pattern helps out with my inattention!
Speaking of the lace edging, it's my favorite part.
This is my fourth shawl of 2010. I'm still working on my Swallowtail, #5, but I haven't touched it in over a week.
I'm honestly not sure I will complete the 10 shawls in 2010 challenge, but I'm okay with that. Frankly, there's a ton of patterns in my queue, items I'll actually wear with frequency, and I may take a breather from all of the shawls. We'll see.
Either way , I'm pleased to have this shawl complete, and to have used my beloved hand-painted yarn.